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"Thiruvidandai" (Tamil: திருவிடந்தை) is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples in the Sri Vaishnava sect of Hinduism. It is a suburban village located in South Chennai, about 19 Kilometers south of Thiruvanmiyur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is considered a Varaha Kshetram. This temple is widely believed to bestow good luck to those wishing to get married, and help remove obstacles that prevent marriages.
The temple was built by Pallavas. It is near the seashore. A large temple tank is in front of the temple. This is known as the Kalyana Theertham . There is a separate shrine for Komalavalli Nachiyar. The Lord here stands on Adisesha and holds his consort on his left thigh. There is also separate shrine for Andal. The Temple follows Thenacharya Sampradayam.
Sage Gavalaa Maharishi had 360 daughters. He was determined to get them married. He prayed to Lord Vishnu. The Lord who resides here promised the sage that he would marry one daughter a day and married all 360 in a year. So the Lord is called 'Nithya Kalyana Perumal'. The Lord then immediately converted all the daughters into one and kept on his left lap. Hence the name is called "ThiruVidandai".
Sri Nithyakalyanar Mahatyam
Sage Markandeya and King Mahabali visited the kshetram. Pilgrims visit for the blessings of Lord Nithyakalyana Perumal. Those who want to get married offer two garlands. After Puja, the priest gives back one of the garlands. The person wears that garland and does Pradakshinam. Marriage follows soon after.
Darshan, Sevas and Festivals
The Annual Brahmotsavam is conducted during Chittirai. Garuda Seva is held during the months of Aani, Aadi, Masi and Thai.
Thirumangai Alvar has sung in praise of Lord Nithyakalyana Perumal.
Easy Paasuram (Tamil)
Thulambadu Muruval Thozhi Yarkku Arulaal
Thunai Mulai Saanndhu Kondaniyaal
Kulambadu Kuvalaik Kanninai Yezhudhaal
Kolan Naan Malar Kuzhar Kaniyaal
Maal Ennum Maal Ina Mozhiyaal
Ilam Badiyi Vulak Kenni Naindhirunndhaay
Idavenndhai Yenndhai Piraane!